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VOL. IX.
II fll OF DEFENDANT.
Tha Supreme Courts Decision in a
Case for
THE NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES.
The Law Requires the Payment of
Taxes, But Didn't Intend to Adopt
Any Harsh Rule.
In the case of the State against Bry
ant, from Johnston, the Supreme Court
has filed nu opiuion. This ia the case
which really involves the legality of
the revenue act which orders imprison
ment for non-payment of taxes. Bryant
waa indicted for failing to pay taxes
November 10. Erj-ant was liable for
poll and property tax. The judge held
Bryant not guilty and the solicitor ap
pealed. It wa3 made a test case by
consent. The court says a taxpayer
may ray any time before the last of No
vember, at least without incurring any
1-enalty or punishment, and that sher
iffs, under the provisions of section 38
of the revenue act, may levy and col
lect wherever justified reasonably by
the facts in the case. The law requires
payment of taxes, but the court does
not pee that the Legislature intended
to adopt auy harsh rule. Id passing
revenue laws the Legislature takes no
tice of tho habits of the people and of
the season in which they can pay with
out sacrifice. In the case in question,
it does not appear that the defendant
had refused to pay or that the collector
has demanded payment, or that the tax
is in danger of being lost. The court
therefore sustains the decision of tho
judge below.
Flng Must Bo Identified.
The Salisbury correspondent of the
Charlotte Observer says: "Inasmuch
as thero is so much doubt among the
veterans aa to tho identity of a Fourth
Rearinaent flag, said to tie in the pos
Fession of Mrs. Persis F. Chase, of
Now Hampshire, tho movement to have
Mrs. Chase bring the flag to Charlotte
and present it to the survivors of the
regiment on May 20th, 1893, at the first
annual reunion of the veterans, has
been dropped by its originators until
tho identity of the flag is clearly estab
lished. If the flag can be unmistakably
identified, it is believed that tho move
ment referred to will ba successful. At
all events, if it is theirs, the survivors
of the Fourth Avill have the flag return
ed to them."
Loud and Earnest Complaints.
The regular insurance agents are
making loud and earnest complaints
against the writing of "overhead insur
ance" by the New England mill com
panies in this State. Thousands upon
thousands of dollars go out to these
companies from North Carolina, yet the
Stato does not receive a penny oi taxes.
At the next fire in which th9re is in
surance in one of these companies there
will probably be some squabbling.
Agents of regular companies give as a
reason for not informing on these out
side companies and agents that if they
do so there will be an outcry on the
part of the insured.
An Accidental Killing.
At Lower Steel Creok, in Mecklen
burg county, Georsre Nee v. the 14
year-old son of Mr. W. A. Neely, was
accidentally shot and killed by a young
bouoi iur. ineoaore 1'egram. The Jfe
gram boy is 13 years of age. Young
Neely was visiting him. The boys had
taKen a rne and gone out to JiUI ducks.
Iherine went off while Pegram was
handling it, the ball striking Neely in
the breast, killing him almost instant
ly. Both boys belong to prominent
iamuies, in this section, and the affair
is deplored indeed. Charlotte Ob
server.
Tho "Assignment Act"
The Supreme Court reverses tho de
cision of the lower courts in the case of
the State against S. P. Satterfield, of
Person county, principal clerk of the
lower house of the Legislature, in 1895,
who was 'convicted of fraud in connec
tion with the passage of the "assign
ment act," which the Supreme Court
soon after declared invalid, the bill
having been really tabled.
Still Holding Cotton.
The Ealeigh correspondent of the
Charlotte Observer says: The major
ity of the farmers are holding their cot
ton. They have really marketed but
little. Some are almost ashamed to let
it be known how big-a crop they really
did raise, after their oft-repeated asser
tions that the crop was greatly reduced.
Out of the Penitentiary.
John R. Smith,' penitentiary super
intendent, has moved his family out of
the penitentiary, and now lives in
Goldsboro.
Big Seizure of Whiskey.
At Salisbury, Revenue Officer Van
derford a few days ago seized 281 gal
lons of blockade whiskey. He also
captured the wagons, with their living
outfits and four horses. Tho owners
of the whiskey made their escape.
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Mu3t Have a License.
The Supreme Court has decided that
the law requiring all practicing phys
icians to stand examinations and obtain
license is constitutional and just. Some
empiries made a fight against tho act,
but the question is now settled.
Memorial Day Address.
Col. W. H. S. Burgwyn will deliver
the memorial Day address in Raleigh,
May 10th, on Gen. Thomas L. Cling
ruan. 1 1 ,
Throughout the State.
State Treasurer worth has recently
Bold North Carolina 4 per cent, bonds
at 105.
v Governor Russell assigns Judge Rob
inson to hold a special term of Guilford
court, beginning Jan. 13th.
There are in the North Carolina
Methodist Conference 32 Epworth
Leagues, with 1,476 members.
Moees Cone will go into fruit raising
-on a largo cft!e in WatAUgt pounty,
U is pUatiDtf SJjQM.tMM. . '
PENSION ATTORNEYS TO GO,
Commissioner Evans Making a Move
In the Right Direction.
Commissioner of Pensions Evans has
been giving seme attention to a propo
sition, whereby the services o.' pension
attorneys engaged in the prosecution ol
claim? before the office may be dis
pensed with, and their work done by
Xm5i " f Vf UmCUt PorvWoiy
the m?H y'ib0 La? been discussing
the matter with members of the House
n iQ7aJid pensioua. but is
ol I h n0PaT? t0 Utlino e detail
?Jr i? ' lhe PreseIt systems, he
eajs, is wrong and should have beer
lone away with long ago. Discontinu
refU in""063 ?f the Barneys uld
result in a great saving to both pen-
U-nni l ? aua,3 10 lssuinS Pensions
J ould be reduced to a minimum. Un
der crovernment supervision the pen
sion bureau would have direct control
ot the persons appointed to look aftei
the cases, whoso business it would be
to see that all honest claims were
promptly and intelligently presented.
ii.r1!5k1?810?er notes the lact that
tfW.oOO.OOO has been paid out during tho
past 13 year3 to pension attornevs, bv
applicants for the prosecution of their
claims.
WILL FOLLOW SLIT.
The Maine Cotton 31111s to Cut Vges
This Month.
A dispatch from Lewiston, Maine, tj
the New York Commercial Advertiser,
says. It is conceded that tho cotton
mills of Maincrwill fall into line with
other New England mills, early this
month, and reduce the wages of the op
eratives. Wm. D. Tennell, of the Hill
Mill, says of the situation: "I douTsee
how we are to avoid a cut-down in the
Lewiston mills. Fall River, Lowell
and Manchester hare reduced wages,
and we are certainly no better situated
than they aro. "
Validity of R. R. Bonds.
A special to the Charlotte (N. C.)
Observer, from Asheville, says: Tho
county commissioners have brought in
the Superior Court to test the validity
of 89!3,000 bonds subscribed by tho
county of Buncombe to the Asheville
and Spartanburg Railroad. The com
plaint alleges that neither the charter
of 18i, granted to the Greenville and
French Broad Railroad Company,
which was afterwards consolidated with
the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad
Company, nor auy amendments there
to, authorized either company to re
ceive subscriptions of stock, nor was
the authority granted by the charter of
18)5 or auy of its amendments to any
county in the State to subscribe to the
capital stock. In 18To an election was
held at which the county voted to sub
scribe 8100,000.
Destroying Diphtheria Germs.
A Webster City, la., dispatch says:
By order of the board of education the
Ulvsses district schoolhouse. south cf
this place, has been burned down in
order to destroy diphtheria germs.
Four scholars who had attended the
school died from diphtheria. Last year
the building was thoroughly renovated,
and the rabbits that had burrowed
under it were driven out, but the little
aninlals returned, and physicians who
were employed to examine tho place
decided it would be impossible to de
stroy all tho diphtheria germs by auy
other plan than burning the building.
Opposes the Gold Standard.
The American Federation of Labor,
which met in annual session at Nash
ville, Teun. , a few weeks ago, passed a
set of resolutions opposing the gold
Btandard and denouncing Secretary
Gage's financial bill, and a few days
after the resolutions wero put in circu
lation Mr. Gage replied in an open
letter, taking exceptions to them. Now
comes a reply from President Gompei s,
of the Federation of Labor, in which he
saj's tho American wage-earners oppose
the gold standard and the sovereign
powers of the government must not be
surrendered to the national banks.
Will Carry Supplies Free of Cost.
Assistant Secretary Day has just re
ceived a rest. a from the superinten
dent of the W ird Line steamers in New
York, in answer to his inquiry as to
whether he could announce that his
line would convey supplies to Cuba for
the relief of the suffering people free of
cost. The prompt answer was: 'Will
be pleased to accept supplies for Cuban
Bufferers, free' of cost. Presume they
will be consigned to General Lee."
A Coal 3Iine Suspends.
The Blackman mine in Pennsylvania
operated by the Lehigh Valley Coal
Company, has suspended operations
indefinably, throwing 500 men and
boys out of work. Dullness in the coal
trade is given as the reason for the sus
pension. '
Arranging n Whiskey Pool.
Leading Kentucky distillers have in
augurated a movement for a pool of
the big stocks of past years. It is
claimed that 500,000 barrels of whiskey
will be put into the pool. A common
distributor will be employed. The
whiskey firms at Cincinnati, St. Louis,
Peoria, Chicago and other places, aro
interested in the enterprise, which has
not yet been perfectly arranged for op
eration. A Big Shipment of Tobacco.
The Blackwell Durham Tobacco
Company, at Durham, N. C, recently
made a shipment of 70, COO pounds of
smoking tobacco. Two cars were dec
orated, and were bound for California,
while the rest was shipped to points in
Texas.
Cost of the Famine in Calcutta.
A cablegram from Calcutta, India,
savs: it is omciauv announced inai
the recent famine cost the treasury
800,000, wLud loans to agriculturists
and suspension of taxes, mainly repay
able, absorbed another 4,000,000 (,$20,
nnn nno. irresnective of charitable con
tributions, approaching 1,750,000,
Burled In a Stone Coffin,
TViian tvit Potpr "Rimn. a wealth v oiti-
zea of Hopkinsville, Ky., who died re
cently, to to It buried in a cltt itono
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There Will Be No Starvation at
Dawson City This Winter.
NO SICKNESS IS REPORTED
And Everyone There Is Worrying
Less Over tho Food Situation Than
Their Friends on the Outside.
Seattle, Wash. (Special.) The
steamer Alkali arrived here on Dec.
28th, bringing advices from Dawson
City up to November 2uth. The Al
kali's passengers included thirty per
sons who left Dawson between Novem
ber 22nd and 25th. All, without ex
ception, say there will be no starvation
at Dawsoa this winter, or next spring.
When informed of the action being
taken by the United States government
to send it a relief expedition, they said
it was unnecessary and uncalled for.
Several thousand men have gone from
Dawson to Fort Yukon, where there is
unlimited supply of provisions. Those
remaining in Dawson have three regu
lar meals every day, and have enough
supplies in sight to last well along into
spring. No sickness is reported at
Dawson and everyone there is in much
better circumstances and worrying less
over the food situation than their
friends on the outside imagine.
The Alkali's passengers brought out,
it is estimated, about 3150,000 gold in
dust and nuggets.
All agree that the most serious short
age at Dawson City is in candles aud
oil. This will reduce the output of the
mines as an absence of artificial light
will prevent their being worked to full
capacity.
Edward Conrad, when asked if there
is danger of starvation at Dawson City
replied emphatically: "No, sir; there
is not a surplus of food, but there will
bo no starvation. " When asked for an
opinion on the governmental expedi
tion he said, "It is a htimbug, and I
doubt if it can get to Dawson before
tho ice breaks up. The men who came
out and say that starvation lurks
there are men who were there only a
few weeks, get discouraged, homesick
and cry starvation as an excuse for
coming out." Conrad's statements so
far as they related to tho improbability
of starvation, were endorsed by all the
other arrivals seen.
All of the creeks in the Klondike
district are reported as turning out
well. About 300 men are camped at
the mouth of Stewart river, which
stream they will prospect this winter.
No new gold discoveries are reported.
A MI1JL. COMING SOUTH.
Hosiery Company, of Rhode Island,
Proposes to Try Colored Labor.
A dispatch from Providence, R. T.,
to the New York Evening Post, says:
The British Hosiery Company, at
Thornton, R. I., is making prepara
tions to remove part of its business to
the South. A plant is to be established
at Nashville, Tenn., and a number of
the operatives from Thornton will soon
leave for that State, where they will be
used as instructors to the new and in
experienced Southern colored em
ployes. .
The management assert that tho
Southern plant will be used for cotton
goods, and that the change is necessi
tated by the present condition of cotton
manufacturing. The" concern recently
had much trouble with its employes,
and decided upon a lock-put, which was
enforced for a day, when an agreement
was reached.
THE REDUCTION ACCEPTED.
The Fall River Mill Operatives Will
Not Go Out on Strike Just Now.
At Fall River, Mass., the operatives'
conference committee unanimously
adopted the following resolution:
"Resolved, That we accept the re
duction, as it would not be good busi
ness policy on our part to enter into a
strike at the present time. But we in
form our employers that as soon as we
think there is a margin of profit suffi
cient for the restoration of the present
wage schedule, we shall demand it,
even if we have to go to the extremity
of leaving our employment by going on
The Southern Will Buy It.
A New York special says: Announce
ment has been made by the Memphis &
Charleston re-organization committee,
of which A. Iselin, Jr., is chairman,
that arrangements have been perfected
looking to the purchase of the road by
the Southern Railway Company, and
the exchange of the new securities after
re-organization is completed, for tho
issues of the purchasing conipan'.
HIS SCHEME A FAILURE.
Ridiculous Attempt of a North Caro
lina Negro to Extort Money.
J. W. Harris, a $orth Carolina ne
gro, was arraigned in the city of New
York, on the charge of sending threat
ening letters to Wm. K. Vanderbilt,
Charles Broadway Rouss, John Wana
maker and other prominent men. The
letters demanded money under threat
of personal violence and alleged that
the writer was a member of a society
formed to extort relief from million
aires at any price. As no one appeared
V prosecute, Harris was committed to
die workhouse as a vagrant.
Hon. Hannls Taylor, Orator.
TTrm TTftnnis Tavlor. LL. D.. of
Mobile, Ala. , has accepted the ffcviia
tion from the trustees and facility oi
the University of North Carolina to
this litrftrv Arldresg fit the ilext
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commencement, on June 1, 1898. Dr.
Tavlor is an alumnus of the University,
a distinguished author, recognized on
two continents as an aumomy on
'Constitutional History of England,"
and minister to Spain which, during
tha past four yw, baa been on of tho
most trying diplomatic posts In lt
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RALEIGH; N. 0.. SATURDAY,
TOLD IN A PARAGRAPH.
The South.
Iho smallpox quarantine has been
raised at Rock Hill, S. C.
T. B. Vance has been appointed post
master at Plumtree, N. G. a fourth-
class omce.
At Salisbury, N. C, J. D. L. Klutz
shot and killed W. H. Huff at the con
vict camp.
Mrs. Lillian McElroy, of Nashville,
lenn., shot and killed herself in o ho
tel at Union City.
Neaaly one thousand tracts of land are
wnerea ior sale in Randolph county, W.
V a. , for delinquent taxes.
Five members of the family of Rev.
j-t. Aaems, ol bylvania, Oa., were
mysteriously poisoned by arsnic.
Goetter Well & Co., dry goods deal
ere, oi Montgomery. Ala., have as
signed. Liabilities, $250,000: assets;
300,000.
Icter Coleman, who murdered his
wife at Old Church, Va., some months
ago,
ivanged
Mouse
Federal treasury officials in Florida
are warned from the Department to
look out for and prevent the proposed
uuDustering expedition.
Three officers and a director of tho
Stock Exchange Bank of El Heno,
Okla. , have been arrested charged with
receiving deposits when the bank was
insolvent.
The schooner Samuel Hall, Wilming
ton, N. C, for New York, goes ashore
near the Virginia capes; tho crew
aro rescued; the vessel will be a total
loss.
While smoking Zack Cameron, of
White county, Tenn., .Mumbled and
fell on his face. The pipe-stem was
driven through his neck and he died in
a few hours.
T. D. Oliver, a member of tho Geor
gia Legislature, attempted suicide at
Atlanta by taking morphine. He re
covered from the effects of the drug,
but later contracted pneumonia and
died.
Governor-elect J. Hoge Tyler, of
Virginia, was inaugurated as Governor
of the Old Dominion, at Richmond, in
the hall of the House of Delegates, on
the 1st, The ceremony was very
Bimple.
The North.
At Cincinnati, a man commits suicide,
driven thereto bv his children's in?rrat-
itude.
Governor Lowndes, of Maryland,
has withdrawn from the Senatorial
contest.
The New York savings banks are
planning to reduce the rat9 of interest
to 3 per cent.
On the 1st New York lipramA thft
second city of the world, with Robert
Van Wyck as its mayor.
Chicago. 111., for the nnst vpar rIioivs
the lowest denth rate of anv citv in
the country above 200,000.
Father Corbv. head of tho Order of
ihe Holy Cross, and chaplain of the
Irish Brigade, died at South Bend,
Ind.
There is a L'ood outlook for about half
of the miners in the Pittsburtr. Pa .
coal district going out on a strike about
the 15tb.
The Rhode Island cotton mills have
decided to reduce wages 11 per cent.
The cut is said to be due to Southern
competition.
A dispatch from Springfield, Mass.,
Savs tho creditors nf tho Overman
Wheel Comrany will nut it hack nn its
feet in a week or ten davs.
The New York Dailv Drv Gnnrls
Record prints a revised estimate of the
cotton crop of l8!)7-98, placing the esti
mate or the crop at 10, 257,030 bales.
At New Britain, Conn., the 200 em
ployes of the cutlery manufacturing
firm of Mason & Beckley have been no
tified of a 5 per cent, increase in their
wages.
The suits by the New York State au
thorities against the Armours for $1,
700,000 for shipping unmarked oleo
margarine into the State, are about to
collapse.
Adlai E. Stevenson, former Vico
President of the United States, has
accepted the position of Western coun
sel of the North American Trust Com
pany of New York, with a membership
in the board of directors.
The San Francisco authorities have
decided to bring to trial all parties ac
cused of murder who have been ad
judged insane and have afterwards re
covered. Miscellaneous,
Montana has subscribed $800 for the
relief of the suffering Cubans.
There is a water famine in Kansas.
Dozens of towns are hauling water
thirty miles.
W. J. Bryan will in a few days make
public his views ia detail on his Mexi
can trip.
England declines the proposals of our
government to enter into an agreement
as to sealing with the United States,
Russia and Japan.
The United States ermy and the
Canadian police will move the relief
stores to Skaguay, Alaska.
By the collapse of an old warehouse
building in Washington City, C. C.
Hester, a brick layer was killed.
British Columbia lumbermen have
asked the Canadian Government to put
a duty on shingles and lumber unless
the United States makes them free.
Five hundred Italians employed by
Beckwith and Quackenbush on the ca
nal improvements between Little Falls,
and Mohawk, N. Y., struck for an ad
vance in wages from 12 to 15 cents an
hour.
The Senate committe on census has
appointed Senator Carter to report
favorably the bill introduced at the last
session of Congress to provide for the
twelve census.
Hon. William Ewart Gladstone's 88th
birthday was celebrated throno-nonf.
England by the Liberal organizations.
J1D JO cujujrjxig guuu XiCtkllU.
The secret service detectives are
warning the business men of North
Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia
to be on the lookout for a gang of pro
fessional postoffice burglars and safe
crackers, who have operated very suc
cessfully in the above States.
There is nothing in the rumor that
Secretary Clftge hfia resigned and tbo
i'tsilfliHlf would not ftodut hit resteBfW
tioo, nfl a Wuhiogtea ipefilil
JANUARY 8, 1698.
STOLE FOURTEEN .THOUSAND. I
Southern Express Agent at Bruns
wick, Ca., Skips Out With It.
A special to the Atlanta, (Oa.) Jour
nal from Brunswick says: "O. IL
May her, agent for the Southern Tx.
press Company, at that place, hie
skipped with 3H,OO0in currency of that
company. The money was shipped by
Savannah bankers to the banks in
Brunswick. The money is supposed to
have been taken about 8 o'clock on the
night of the 28th, and it is thought
Mayber left the city in a tug. He stands
very high in the social life of Bruns
wick, and is considered one of the most
polished gentlemen in the city.
A Bank Failure at Rrun bwick.
A special to the Journal from Bruns
wick says: The Merchants & Traders'
Bank, of this city, failed to open
its doors
2t)th.
$100,000. Some months ago there was
aub capnai stoctt ol the bank is
a pian to put the bank in the hands of
a receiver and ever since the depositors
have been withdrawing and the bank
has been losing outside business to
such an extent that ihey finally deter
mined to close and let the liquidation
proceed in the court.
A majority of the stockholders are
solvent, and the depositors will be paid
in full, if the court expenses do not
consume all the cash realized.
A BAD NEGRO LYNCHED.
The Killing of Two Men at Glcndora,
Christmas Daj-, and the Result.
Joseph Hopkins, the negrp who
murdered two white men on Christ
mas day at Glendora, a small
inland town near Minter City,
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iuiss., was captured by a posse
on the James plantation, near Swan
Lake. Hopkins concealed himself in a
gin house, but was discovered by two
negroes, who gave the alarm. Hop
kins fought like a demon be
fore being taken into custody, and
when arrested it was found the
nero had been shot in thrift n1nrPt
during the melee. He was not fatally
lujuieu, uowever, ana was at once tak
en to the scene of his terrible crime.
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Hopkins confessed his crime, but did
not plead for mercv. and hatrtreiA lii
cupiors to maee quiclc work ol him.
But little time was lest in carrying out
his request. A rone was nlnced ahout
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the negro's neck and he wan hancrod
to a limb of a tree. Th Lorlv
rmuieu wiiu ounets ana leit hansriner.
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Hopkins record ia a tuts Lad nnn
many recent crimes being attributed to
mm.
TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE.
Governor Taylor Calls an Extra Ses
sion A Senator to Be Nominated.
Governor Taylor has issued a call for
the assembling of the Legislature in
extra session, on the 17th. The most
important matters enumerated relate to
tho assessment and taxation of rnil-
fijf, tolrg-aph and telephone lines.
and results from the recent decision of
United States Judce Clark in rrantinc
those corporations an injunction re
straining the State board of ennalizr.rs
from putting in forca the assessments
for taxation made by the railroad com
mission. United States Senator will also La
elected. Senator Turnev and Oom?rfes-
mau McMillan are candidates. Indica
tions now point to extreme legislation
against railroad, telegraph and tele
phone companies, with a possible clash
with the Federal Courts.
One Mining Strike Declared Oft.
The miners' strike in tho coal fields
along the lino of the Cincinnati South
ern Railway, in Kentucky and Ten
nessee, which began last May over a
reduction of wacres of 10 tier rent., in
augurated by the operatives of tho var
ious mines in the territory, has been
declared off by the men. The strikers
have been sufieriug greatly and several
times committees from the strikers
have solicitod aid for their starving
families. The men take a reduction in
wages of 5 per cent instead of 10, as
originally proposed. Twenty-flvo hun
dred to 3,000 are involved. This settle
ment does not include the Dayton Coal
and Iron Company, where three hun
dred miners are out
Railroad Building In 1897.
Tho figures compiled by the Raihood
Gazette, of New York, show that the
new railroads built in tho United States
in the year 1897, amoun-ted to about
1,938 miles. These figures are partly
estimated and are subject to small cor
rection. Tho new railroads built in
the year 18j were 1,997 miles, and in
the year 1895, 1,923. California built
more miles of railroad than any other
State in the Union in the year just
closed, namely, 191 milos, and the
largest amount built by any one rail
road was 269. 5. by tho Kansas City,
Pittsburg & Gulf.
A Tremendous Mortgage.
At Council Bluffs, Ia., the Chicago &
Northwestern Railroad filod in the
register of deeds office a mortgage for
S1C5.000.000 in favor of the United
States Trust Company, of New York.
It covers all the property of the com
pany and is given for the purpose of ex
tinguishing outstanding bonds of the
company, amounting to S114,302,000.
The recording fees will amount to 23.
Hope to Be Hanged.
Ed. Mason, of Norfolk, Va., deserted
his wife and married a woman of the
town. The latter barred him out of her
liouse, when he broke In and shot her to
death, no is in jau ana says he hopes
to be hanged.
Great Fire and an Earthquake.
Port hu Prince, nayti, (By Cable)
On the 2Sth of December a fire, which
assumed considerable proportions on
account of lack of water to supply the
pumps, destroyed eight hundred
houses, including a number of ware
houses, a hotel, the church of St. Joseph
and its parsonage. About 3,000 people
were rendered homeless. There was
aa earthquake also, the disturbances
running from north to louth, lasting
half i roinuia ana causing: slight cracks
la toi hi th, JthUVmM lajiitiM
These Are Dark Days for Brc. Jcr
kins' Orphanage at Charleston.
LEND THEM A HELPING HAND.
Jesus Went About Doing Good, So
Must You, My ReadersUnclasp
Your Pockethooks.
Sometimes I am after the heads of
my readers; but today I want your
hearts. And you will find out why
before you get through reading this ar
ticle. This morning tho Charleston (S. C.)
Messenger came to me by mail. Every
week it has an "Orptaa Column" writ
ten by my colored friend, tho Rev. 1.
J. Jenkins, president of the Colored
Orphanage in which I have taken such
an interest and toward tho Mipport of
which the readers of the Witness have
contributed so liberally in tho past.
Once a year have I appealed for help
for my little black orphans, and never
j-et have my appeals been in vain.
Ono year my friends sent them over
$2,500.
In the article published in the Mes
scngor Brother Jenkius writes w ith a
sad heart, His pen was dipped in inel
anchoby. Do I blame him ? No! Read
this quotation:
It Is true we have bo money and no food
except that which is picked up from day to
day from a hand to woulh truKRK Tho
North will never let the Nro ui for tbo
want ot bread. Mr. Oeoro 11. Snott, of New
York, would wrlto his nn and f.enoll Into
pieces before ho would allow the orpbanti to
perish and die. We hnve not told this peutltj
man of our sad condition, becauio he alwnye
calls upon his readers ouca a ynaribefoif
Christmas, and we do not like to trouble him
eo ofteD. .
Here is another extract:
It Is also a trj ius hour to ua here. Mr. J.
H. Marshall, city editor of the ChRilextou
News and Courier, does not know we arc In
such deep trouble, for if ho did wo believe he
would ring up each reader of hi paper to
tho facts and sad condition of tho Orphan
age. Ho would, too, we believe, Buffer almost
death than to have it paid that one orphan ol
tno Jenkins Urphauntfo Ui;d for waut ol
bread. Darkness now prevails, and It look
as if something is golnj; tj happen to th Or
phanage; no money, no tood. and i.o mmy
children tn'feod nnrl nlntfcn iV,l,l 1 1...
coming aai bedding is scarce food is out; a
stove h neeiifJ, oul so many olh'.r thiuL'j
. 1. . V t . ... - r-
mui x kuow not wnai to pay.
How sad I felt as 1 perused the fol
lowing:
My own boy, Luca., Is gone. Hu was a
smart boy, but God knows what He is doinj?
uuu ii w none ci ray Misinesa. Lucas win
my heart and sole dependence la ihn baud of
uni-ju no was a member, always ready ami
wining to worif. no gave hli lir for llio Or
phauaire. for three vcara rdnvlii! In the
fctreets with the orphan boys without a dollar
as a reward. Ho did as I am dolus. KivlnR
up life for the orphans of this city, lie ate n
lueoiner orpnan. without 01 crimination,
nnd no one could tell that ho was my bov,
except tho orphans and myself.
8cven years reveal the fa -t that the Jen
kins Orphanage 19 In iu puvontu year, and
having enrolled over 500 children has lost
but ou, ar.d that wn t ri- presMi:it's hild,
who died on Saturday night nt 10 minute.
to 10.
Lucas was a good boy. It was only
yesterday that I was epeakiug about
him to a gentleman on tho cars. His
father says that "hofcll asleep in.Tesus'
arms, having confessed Christ long ago,
and was a faithful member of his fath
er's church."
These aro daik days for brother
Jenkins. The onlv way that I know of
to make them brighter is to do my very
best to help him in tho work to which
he has devoted his life.
Shall theso colored orphans waut for
the necessities nnd comforts of lifV
Not if there is a God in Heaven who is
Pleased to answer the prayers of His
beliovinc children. Audi know Hint
there is. Not while I can get inserted
in the Witness a lino from my pen. Not
w hile the words of Jesus rinir in iho cars
of Hin servants, saying 'Fced My
lambs." Not while Christians have
their 6enscs aud feel for Iho Borrows of
others.
.TesllS Went fllimit rlninr. rrnn.l 4.
must you, my readers, aucTso must tho
writer of this article.
WThy it was that God nut imou ma
the burden of those Colored ornhann I
do not know. As 1 writo theso lines
tears are chasing each other down my
cheeks. 1 cannot help it. If I had tho
power to write my thoughts yourhearts
would be melted and your packetbooks
would be unclasped.
AN by do I love those roor Nerrro
orphaus? Not because they aro hand
some, but because they are the neglect
ed of God's little ones.
This summer fourteen of ihem w ein
at my home on a visit At that time my
neighbors handed me for them over S'JU.
And at that time 1 promised Brother
Jenkins that I would never foruake or
forget them. Rich men, thank God,
look after the interests of white orphans ;
as also do the States, counties, cities,
and towns.
But because my little ornhnns nr
black they only get about $250 from the
city iu which they aro collected to
gether. Some noble Southern gentle
men cave helped and will still go on
helping them. But for some reason
the orphans look to me for ho'p; and
their little black faces shall pot look in
vain.
I wont, this year, to be the humble
instrument of havinz sent to them a
Chrismas present that will prevent
them from ever forgetting that in the
North thero were men and women who
know no South or no Went in their
deeds of charity.
Wrbo will be the flrbt to respond to
this appeal? Who will make his or her
self happy by making others hanny nt
this Thanksgiving season? Who will
say, "Here goes somethiug into a letter
for Mr. Scott's black orphans?"
What can I say more than I have said?
I have been frank and in earnest in this
appeal I have rolled my burden upon
my readers tho best men and wotueu
to whom God ever gavo a man privi
lege ot writing weekly.
liv faith I pee vour contributions rr.
ing South. By faith I tee the white
teeth of Brother Jenkins as ho opens hi?
lips to utter praises for deliverance that
has come. By faith I see the mcuthsol
the orphans fed and f-hoes put on their
feet and clothes on their bodies. And
by faith I hear the approval of j-our
Saviour and my Redeemer.
I have founded tho MacoJon an crv
for fclp n well ai I know law, Anil
trill hftlptbeai,"
HEARTS
NO. 17.
i
bend your donations to the "Rev I)
.T. Jenkins, Colored Orphauag,' ?ij
Iranklin btrcet. Charleston, S. C
lou will Boon receive au ockuow.
ledment.
i74 B?me rcttrou 'on '0,11 lather
send it to me, dirt-ct your letter
w v COre 1Ncott' Wituea. of.
lice. New lork," but 1 Mould much
prefer that you scut direct to theOr
phauago. P. H.-Lct this cfiot t on mV port lo
the most successful ehurt cf my life to
heln Coil a i.np .1 . i.. . .
the cheerful giver. How can Jlo d
River Himself. (ienrgo R. htolt in
New York Weekly Wiuei U
TH!-: MARKETS.
NEW YORK COTTON FCTtTnr.
New York. Cotton quiet. Middling
upland. 515-lfi; Middling Gulf 0 3-10.
l ilt urea closed steady.
Opening
December. ft ?'j
January... ft 7f
February ft 70
March ft SI
April ft sd
May ft ii
June ft
July. ; o )
Auguf-t H(U
September 0 01
October 0 0 1
November
Closing, l
ftTli
ft 71
ft 75'
ft 7!)
ft Hi
ft8
ft M
GIW
0 03
0 03
00.
MVERroor. TOTTON maukkt.
Li veriK)ol. Middling 37 ;;.'. Future
closed barely tteady.
December 3 10 s
December aud January 3 (:
Jauuary and February 3 0:
February and March 3 0IM10
March nnd April 3 10 b
April and May 3 11 b
May and June 3 1213
June aud July 3 131-4
July aud August 3 15 s
August uud September 3 10 s
OTlIF.lt COTTON MA1-.KF.TK.
Charleston. Cotton quiet ; 0 3-10.
Wilmington. Cotton lirm; mid
dling ft'.
Savannah. Cotton quiet; middling
G3-10.
Norfolk. Cotton quiet; middling
ft.
"Memphis. Cotton steady; middling
5 ft-8.
Augusta. Cotton lirm; middling
5 u-ni.
Baltimore. Cotton nominal; mid
ling ft.
Columbia Market quiet; goood mid
dling ftl.
Charlotto Muiket easy; good mid
dling 4.40,
rAi.Ti.Monr. rnonrcR mat.kkt.
Baltimore. Flour quiet; unchanged.
Wheat (Juii t; spot, month nnd Jan
Mftry, UHjOMH!; May :V, bi.l; Mourner
No. '2 llv, !3 ('.) :t ;M; Southern wheat
by sample !3i17 IH'J ; Southern wheat on
grade (" '.Mi.
Corn - Strong; spot and mouth 33(r
33,'; December, new or old, 33JG';33j(;
steamer mixed 31 J; Southern white ami
yellow corn, 'J l'" 3l.
Oats Firmer; No. 2 whilu '-JDjHSO;
No. 2 mixed Si c' '.'7t.
i:to'..
Charleston The i icrt inai t
firm. The quotations ni e:
Prime ftlr-V,j
Good 4 ('(ft
Fair 1 j'ii)
NAVAIj HTOR iw.
New York. Rosin steady. Turpen
tine firm at '.Hloh'M.
Charleston luipenlino firm ul I'Oj.
Rosin film.
Savannah.- Spirits turpentine firm
at 31; Romu firm. A, B, V and D
1.20; I; slid F 1.21; U !.;; II l.ftO; I
1.70; K 1.80; M l.llft; N 2.2"; wiudctT
glass 2.0ft; Mater white 3.00.
Wilmington. Spirits turpcntino lirra
at 30.'3I. Renin Una nt 1. l.Wl. 20.
Cmdo turpeutiuo firm at 1.4041.00.
Tar lirm at 1.0ft.
cotton si:i;i o:r
New Yoik - Cotton peed oil firmer
and moro active; primo crude IC'IU;
f. o. b. mills 11 " IV. prime summer
yellow 22; IF cumiuer yellow 21 i;
primo winter yellow 27(2.
Peculiarities in the l' nslon I,nv3.
Speaking of the peculiarities of tha
pension laws, Coiiiinisiouer Fviiuk tells
tho storv of a ditin2-u?nhod officer who
served through tho war and was badly
wounded, but died in lwl m ithout hav
ing njlied for a penKioti. Hi widow
married Again audlivud with her second
hueband until lx"5. He died durinir
that rear. Sho remained a w idow until
1.S02. whed hhe married for tho third
time, aud at the fciieucittion of her la tost
nnd present huHband filed n applica
tion ond has Hnco received a regular
monthly pensdou, which, tin to Uiis
lime, nas omoumeu to .., .,. inn
pentdou is granted hor becauxo of tho
services of hor fi:t husband during tho
war, and No. 3 is enjoying tho beuehts.
A Court House Dauirtgrd.
The Greensboro, (X. C.) Record
says: Ou tbo night before Christmas
the court houfio at Wilkcsboro, so a
irsntldmnn lcl! nn wa datiiAcftd
by dynamite or homo powerful ex
plosive. It was pluced under it,
the explosion injuring the walls aud
foundations aud breaking every plass
in the buildiug. It is thought that it
was the work of Christmas eelobrators,
but tho utiiltv parties hnvc not vetbeen
apprehended.
All for JjO.oO.
Fton Johnston, of Richmond, who
was li red for I. board bill of S7.ft0, by
Kmest Tellons, at Camden, N. J.. sac.
Fellows dangerously, and wounded
Mrs. Fellows and her ton. theu shot
and killed himself.
President toSpcak In New York.
President McKinley has accepted th
invitation of the National Mauufactur
era' Association to attend its banquet at
tho Waldorf-Astotio, in New York, on
the Sdli, Senator 1 rye, of Maine,
will bo ono of tho principal speak
ers. Covers are to to laid for 'nog
guests. The President will diucuss the
economic features vi tho taiilf.
Accidentally Killed.
Whilo gunning near Charleston, H.
C, Jcr is Allep, r.zc V, win nr&lileot'
filly tbet PUI) kj!(.;l bv Jlcl(rJ Wi
liAinf, cf iijcaWuifi Conn, ' -
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